Conrad ‘Dynamite’ Cummings, from Coalisland, can’t wait to get into the boxing ring on Saturday night at the Titanic Quarters in Belfast when he will fight on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s World title bid.
Frampton, who also boxes out of Barry McGuigan’s camp, will take on Kiko Martinez for the IBF Word Super Bantamweight title in front of 18,000
Cummings fighting as a pro for the fourth time will face the hard hitting middleweight Robert Talerek, a tough Pole who recently upset the career of German Arthur Hermann, handing him his first loss in 12 fights.
The east Tyrone fighter who trains in London, returned home at the weekend, and moved to Belfast on Wednesday where he will stay until the fight.
He told the UlsterHerald he is “buzzing” but under no illusions about the task he faces.
“This will be a tough fight,” said Cummings.
“It is my fourth fight and often boxers have up to ten fights against journeymen before they step it up. Talerek is no journeyman. He recently beat Hermann who won 11 of his 12 fights with knock-outs. I saw one of his fights and he knocked out his opponent.
“He is a guy with a reputation for causing upsets.
“I’m excited. He believes he is going to beat me. I know it is going to be a good fight. I’ve prepared extremely hard and know I can beat him.”
Cummings has fired the imagination of local fight fans. More than 300 supporters are going to the Titanic Quarters to cheer him.
He will also unveil new shorts on the night moving from the previous black pair.
Conrad explained, “It is a secret but will be a surprise for the fans!
“It is great to be home but I still have a job to do and need to perform on Saturday night. I plan to win it in style. Now is the calm before the storm!”
Saturday night is set to be historic event in Irish sport with the fights being beamed live on 90 stations.
The Coalisland man added, “It will be a big night; the arena will be rocking. I am very honoured to be part of it and to fight alongside Carl making history.
“I am living my dream with Barry McGuigan and his son Shane who trains me.
“It will be the biggest sporting event in the North this year. I can’t wait to perform. I’m buzzing.”